ENTERTAINMENT: Staffers share their must-haves for cold weather, p. 10
SOCCER: Tigers’ season ends on extra-time penalty-kick loss, p. 5
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Warrant issued for man living in PFT Employees noticed personal items Gordon Brillon Staff Writer
“This type of treatment is very futuristic because we are going to rely a lot on people to develop drugs,” said Kenneth
LSU Police Department released an arrest warrant Monday for a man who may have been living in a room in Patrick F. Taylor Hall without permission. Scott Edward Michelli, 43, is wanted for unauthorized entry into a place of business. Maintenance employees in Patrick F. Taylor told LSUPD they were cleaning a little-used grad student lounge when they found a large number of personal items. LSUPD spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde said maintenance employees said the items made it seem as if someone was living in the lounge. The employees told LSUPD
RESEARCH, see page 15
RESIDENT, see page 15
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[Left] Budker Institute research scientists assemble the multipole wiggler in the CAMD experimental hall. [Top and bottom] CAMD researchers install quadrapole magnets on the new multipole wiggler.
New device could fight cancer more precisely Jonathan Olivier Contributing Writer
Newly installed equipment at the LSU Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices will
allow for more in-depth cancer research that focuses on using X-rays to target malignant cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Current radiation treatment
is effective at eradicating cancer cells, but that comes with the price of damaging healthy cells nearby, something Baton Rougebased CAMD researchers are trying to end.
Center turn lane to be added to Burbank Drive New striping will occur this week Gabrielle Braud Contributing Writer
With the inﬂux of businesses and outgrowth of student housing on Burbank Drive, the street has become home to some of the most severe trafﬁc problems leading to campus and is often difﬁcult to avoid during peak trafﬁc hours. But during the University’s Fall Break, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will attempt to improve trafﬁc ﬂow by restriping Burbank Drive between Nicholson Drive and the Burbank
Commons Apartments, the DOTD announced in a news release Thursday. The restriping will add a center turn lane, which will help prevent trafﬁc from backing up as cars try to turn on popular streets like Jennifer Jean Drive, East Boyd Drive and West Parker Boulevard. Work will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday and ﬁnish at 6 a.m. Nov. 11, coinciding with Fall Break when trafﬁc volume will be low. The project totals $28,000 and will change the current two 12-foot lanes in each direction on Burbank to a 10-foot outside lane and a 9-foot inside lane in each direction and add a new 10-foot center turn lane.
“The additional turn lane will relieve congestion by providing a dedicated turn lane out of the way of through trafﬁc, increasing ﬂow and creating a safer environment by reducing crashes,” according to the news release. One-lane trafﬁc in each direction will remain open at all times during the construction. The DOTD advises drivers to use caution in the area and pay close attention to workers and the new striping. Access to businesses, apartments and parking during construction will not be affected, the DOTD said. Contact Gabrielle Braud at email@example.com
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Burbank Drive will be restriped during Fall Break to add a center turn lane.
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INTERNATIONAL India aims to join elite role as fourth country in space with Mars trip NEW DELHI (AP) — India is aiming to join the world’s deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch planned for Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, India will attempt to become only the fourth country or group of countries to reach the red planet. This is India’s ﬁrst Mars mission, and no country has been fully successful on its ﬁrst try. Bus hijacker stabs and kills driver and 2 passengers, unknown motive STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus Monday in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by authorities, ofﬁcials said. Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about the suspect, but described him as a local resident originally from South Sudan. Police attorney Trine Erdal said the suspect was in his early 30s, not in his 50s as police had earlier reported. The motive for the stabbing rampage was not immediately clear.
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Central Industrial Security Force personnel walk near the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Oct. 30 at the Satish Dhawan Space Center.
Italy-based pasta maker to boost diversity after gay rights protest ROME (AP) — Italy-based pasta maker Barilla is pledging to improve diversity after protests were sparked by an executive’s claim the company would never feature ads depicting gay families. Barilla says it has newly established a board to develop diversity goals and strategies. It said in a statement Monday that former F-1 driver Alex Zanardi, who lost his legs in a car crash, and David Mixner, a gay rights activist, agreed to serve on the board.
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LAX suspect heavily sedated after shooting, remains under guard
Richard Simmons returns to home state to lead seniors’ exercise routine
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of opening ﬁre at Los Angeles International Airport accomplished two of his goals, according to authorities: killing a Transportation Security Administration ofﬁcer and showing how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. The deadly rampage left investigators to piece together what motivated Paul Ciancia’s hatred toward the agency formed to make air travel safer after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the attack could lead to changes in the way airports are patrolled. Florida man convicted in killing of Redskins’ Sean Taylor
KENNER (AP) — Fitness guru Richard Simmons is returning to his home state of Louisiana. The humorous 65-year-old Simmons, known for his enthusiasm and trademark short shorts and sparkly tops when he exercises, is scheduled to lead senior citizens through an exercise routine in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner next Monday. The class will be held at The Pontchartrain Center. The event will run from 8 a.m. until noon on Veterans Day, and it is free and open to the public. Simmons hails from New Orleans and has cultivated a career in health and ﬁtness that spans three decades.
MIAMI (AP) — A 23-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, who was shot outside his own bedroom after witnesses said he confronted young men who had broken into his home looking for money. The jury deliberated about 16 hours over four days before returning the verdict in the trial of Eric Rivera Jr., who admitted in a videotaped confession to police days after Taylor’s death that he ﬁred the fatal shot after kicking in the bedroom door.
Black Elk Energy blamed for deadly platform blast off Louisiana coast NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly a year after three Filipino welders died in an oil platform explosion off Louisiana’s coast, the federal offshore safety bureau has issued a report that blames operator Black Elk Energy and its contractors for not taking proper precautions, not identifying hazards and for communicating poorly. The report says the pipes ignited because of gas vapors, and the ﬁre spread to three storage tanks.
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Fitness personality Richard Simmons (left) celebrates the end of his swim Oct. 9 with Diana Nyad in New York’s Herald Square.
BRPD: 5 teens beat man until unconscious, set him on fire (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been hospitalized after he was attacked and set on ﬁre over the weekend, allegedly by a group of teens. Baton Rouge Police were called to a hospital around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and the victim told ofﬁcers a group of teenagers jumped him as he walked through an alley. The victim says he awoke to ﬁnd his pants on ﬁre. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 225-344-7867.
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University farmers’ market seeks improvement, insight Increasing student support evaluated Desiree Robertson Contributing Writer
Faculty and staff brainstormed ways to improve the University’s new farmers’ market Monday at one of two semester meetings hosted by LSU Dining at the Faculty Club. Because there is not a large variety of local produce available, LSU Dining is looking for ways to keep the momentum of the farmers’ market through the beginning of spring semester, said LSU Dining Interim District Manager Don Koshis. While nothing was decided at the meeting, LSU Dining asked for input to help solve some of the obstacles the farmers’ market is facing. The market currently only sells produce that is locally grown,
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Executive Director of LSU Facility Services Margot Carroll speaks Monday at the Dining Feedback meeting in the LSU Faculty Club.
and LSU Dining is hesitant to bring in fruits and vegetables that are not, said LSU Dining Director of Marketing Dean Samuels. Also, the new USDA
guidelines could affect the number of approved growers LSU Dining has access to in the area, Koshis said. LSU dining is exploring
giving presentations to teach students how to grow herbs during the weeks of limited produce options, Koshis said. It is also looking into possibly partnering with Residential Life or other campus organizations to find places on campus for residential students to grow herbs. During the meeting, it was also discussed whether having the farmers’ market on Thursday was the best way to get student involvement, especially because students are already eating healthy during the week, Koshis sale. One option is to move the farmers’ market to the weekend when students are more likely to eat unheathly foods, Koshis said. Although students asked for a farmers’ market, they are not the main people supporting it, Samuels said. Most of the people taking advantage of the farmers’ market are faculty and staff. “We are not dissatisfied with the numbers, but we are looking for ways to spread the word,”
Samuels said. More students will take advantage of the farmers’ market, but it takes time, said LSU Auxiliary Services Executive Director Margot Carroll. LSU Dining also hosted a meeting to get feedback from students, but it is more difficult to find students than faculty to participate, said LSU Auxiliary Services graduate assistant Kourtney Gray. The purpose of meeting with faculty and students is to receive feedback on dining services, Gray said. LSU Dining is trying to find out what people in the University community are and aren’t using and what can be changed. The meetings are held separately to cover topics more in depth that are specific to the groups and encourage more honest feedback, Gray said. Contact Desiree Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Senate resolves for Fall Break adjustments Timing of late Fall Break discussed Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Staff Writer
Arguing that this year’s Fall Break was pushed back to accommodate football and not academics, the University Faculty Senate introduced a resolution urging University administration to schedule the break no later than Oct. 31 in future fall semesters. Last week, Student Government passed a resolution supporting Faculty Senate’s efforts, expressing discontent for the late timing of the break and saying students were not pleased that Fall Break fell two weeks before Thanksgiving and two weeks after midterms. The resolution says Fall Break should fall in the middle of Labor Day and Thanksgiving. University Registrar Robert Doolos said when Fall Break was introduced, the University Registrar tried to find an open date that coincided with an SEC away game and the office has always tried to consider football when scheduling the break. However, Doolos said these dates are always subject to change, but this year’s schedule was not finalized until the beginning of the fall semester. Deans of various colleges and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Gil Reeve reviewed a draft of the academic calendar before Fall Break was in place, Doolos said. When faculty senators said the Fall Break scheduling
considerations mainly centered around football, Doolos said his office is willing to work with recommendations from the Faculty Senate. English professor Bill Demastes also introduced a draft of PS 22.05 at the meeting, known as the class attendance policy. Faculty Senate President Kevin Cope said this issue has cause for great concern because the previous attendance policy was unspecific. For about two years, PS 22.05 has been in the developmental stages, Cope said. Professors have various
options when dealing with excused absences, and Demastes said that if students have excused absences, it cannot be held against them. These recommendations include make-up exams, completing alternative assignments and reweighing grades. Additionally, Demastes said if students feel their grades have been affected in some way by absences, appeal is the final option. Contact Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at email@example.com
EVENTS Carver Library Branch Fit Club Adults and young adults are invited to the library to get fit! Come to observe and/or participate in monthly exercise demonstrations at 5pm. We’ll walk two miles each session and then cool down! Call (225) 389-7450 for more.
Rockstar Racing “Student Night” Show your student ID and get half price go-kart races. Not a student? Tag yourself @rockstar racing for a free go-kart race. Come feel like a rockstar at Baton Rouge’s premiere indoor kart racing facility, Rockstar Racing!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Andy Forest - The Spotted Cat Music Club
Gregory Agid Quartet - The Maison
Coheed and Cambria - The Civic Theatre-New Orleans Tracey's Trivia Night - Tracey's Bar & Restaurant Rebirth Brass Band - Maple Leaf Bar Moon Cove - Shadow Box Theatre
LSU Jazz Ensemble Concert - Claude L. Shaver Theatre
Needtobreathe - House of Blues New Orleans So You Think You Can Dance - Saenger Theatre New Orleans Kocktail Karaoke - Goodfriends Bar Bright Light Social Hour - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge The Preservation Hall-Stars - Preservation Hall Open Mic Night - Rusty Nail Trivia Night - Siberia Jon Cleary - Chickie Wah Wah
Comedy Beast - Howlin' Wolf Seelos: Doctor of Souls - Shadow Box Theatre
Kurt Vile and the Violators - One Eyed Jacks Tikioki Karaoke - The Saint Bar & Lounge The Treme Brass Band - D.B.A. Hosting Improvising Performer Festival - Blue Nile
Shotgun Jazz Band - The Spotted Cat Music Club
Carver Fit Club - Carver Branch-EBR Public Library
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New exhibit challenges museum’s norms University awards Newsome video art now displayed Broussard degree a way of reconstructing the museum of “old master” collections, Pomeroy said. This means the videos Newsome creates gets away from the traditional still portraits most museums have to Michael Tarver offer, she said. Contributing Writer Pomeroy said Newsome was Hip-hop and bling break the receptive to the idea of bringing norm of a traditional gallery in his work to the local community the LSU Museum of Art’s new and the audience of University exhibit, which conveys contem- students. Putting his contempoporary ideals. rary style of work New Orleans “When you spend time into a more tradinative Rashaad gallery was with these videos you tional Newsome uses appealed to him, start seeing the story she said. videography to reference quesThe art disconveyed in them.” tions of status, played in the muwealth and porseum can often Dr. Jordana Pomeroy traiture in art Executive Director of LSU Museum of Art be an examinawhich may intion of a person’s fluence the way attributes, social University art students perceive status or even the way the artist what they are learning in their wants to be depicted, Pomeroy classes, according to Dr. Jordana said. Newsome digs deeply into Pomeroy, executive director of these ideas by featuring subjects LSU MOA. whose attire and movement on The exhibit, Portraiture: Style the screen represent their personand Ornament, plays Newsome’s ality in a visual way, she said. videos surrounded by 17th and “When you spend time with 18th century portraits from the these videos you start seeing the museum’s permanent collection. story [conveyed] in them,” PomeNewsome helped place the por- roy said. traits in order to relate his work to Part of the reason the exhibit the social status and culture rep- came to the LSU MOA was to resented in the classical artwork, exemplify contemporary art in said Tanya Anderson, collections a growing age of digital media, assistant. Pomeroy said. The exhibit defiNewsome’s exhibit is mostly nitely targets a younger audience
Gordon Brillon Staff Writer
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New Orleans-based artist Rashaad Newsome’s video art is displayed Oct. 24 in the Capital One Gallery next to portraits from the LSU Museum of Art’s collection in the Shaw Center for the Arts.
of University students, she said. Though the exhibit is an interesting new look at the way art is portrayed, Pomeroy said students on campus may not know of it because of the museum distance from to campus. Lack of advertising for the museum has slightly hindered the ability to cultivate interest on campus, but Pomeroy said measures are being taken to develop
a strategy to fix this issue so University students can be aware of the art. The exhibit can be found in the LSU MOA on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center in downtown Baton Rouge, where it will stay through January. Contact Michael Tarver at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University Board of Supervisors awarded a posthumous Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree to late University student Chris Broussard last week. Broussard was enrolled in the last three classes required for his degree when he died in August. Edward Shihadeh, sociology department chair, led the push to award Broussard his degree, and was supported by Gaines Foster, dean of the College of Humanities, and Social Sciences and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Stuart Bell. “By awarding this degree, the University acknowledges Mr. Broussard’s academic achievements and provides his family with a symbol of appreciation of his talents and the life he shared with us,” Shihadeh said in a statement. Broussard’s family was not available for comment. Contact Gordon Brillon at email@example.com
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Crunch Times Scoring by quarter for 2013 season 1 LSU Alabama
LSU, Alabama thrive in separate halves When No. 1 Alabama and No. 10 LSU battle in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, some fans might want to refer to the contest as a battle of offensive goliaths. But the story could look more like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
SOCCER, see page 8
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more than 40 points per game heading into Saturday’s contest. “At the end of the day, you’ve got two heavyweights coming in,” said senior wide receiver Kadron Boone. “This game is probably the most talked-about game every year because they understand the rivalry. We just have to go out there and play
CRUNCH, see page 8
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LSU senior safety Craig Loston (6) celebrates with junior defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) Oct. 12 during the Tigers’ 17-6 victory against Florida in Tiger Stadium.
Both the Crimson Tide and the Tigers (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) have been potent on offense, ranking second and fourth in the SEC for total points per game, respectively. Led by Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron and LSU senior passer Zach Mettenberger, the two offenses have scored
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LSU football and make plays.” That being said, it is a tale of two halves. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) offense has scored 207 points in the ﬁrst half through its ﬁrst eight games, including 120 in the second quarter alone. But
LSU 41.3 Alabama 40.2
Golden goal eliminates LSU, 1-0 Though there is rarely an easy way to ﬁnish a season, the LSU soccer team still seems to ﬁnd some particularly brutal methods. No. 10 seed Auburn (8-8-4, 3-5-3 Southeastern Conference) used senior forward Bianca Sierra’s penalty kick golden goal in the seventh minute of overtime to best the No. 7 seed LSU (9-9-2, 5-5-1 SEC), 1-0, Monday in the ﬁrst round of the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. The teams traded quality looks at the goal down the stretch in regulation, but it was the Tigers from the Plains that controlled the overtime action, culminating with a foul call on LSU junior defender Jodi Calloway for a contested header. “Unless you win the national title, you’re probably losing your last game, and that’s what you’ll remember,” said LSU coach Brian Lee. “It seems we have a tough [ﬁnish] every year.” Calloway appeared to be
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Tigers prepare for showdown with No. 1 Bama Landry confident in offensive abilities Tyler Nunez Sports Writer
With the bye week behind it, the LSU football team has set its sights on one of its most anticipated opponents of the season — No. 1 Alabama. The No. 10 Tigers have fallen in their last two tangos with the Tide, the latter of these being a 21-17 heartbreaker that ended when Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron found running back T.J. Yeldon for a 28-yard touchdown reception in the ﬁnal minute. LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he hopes
to spoil Alabama’s plans for a third-straight national championship this Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “It’s a rivalry,” Beckham said. “They got the best of us the past couple years, and I think it’s time to turn it around.” The Crimson Tide defense will likely prove to be the biggest obstacle in LSU’s plans, as it sits atop the Southeastern Conference in virtually every defensive category, allowing 281 yards per game in total offense and fewer than 10 points per game. Still, LSU junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry remained conﬁdent that the Tigers will effectively move the football against the stout defense. “Nobody’s invincible,” SHOWDOWN, see page 8
LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill (33) pushes forward Nov. 3, 2012, during the Tigers’ 21-17 loss to Alabama in Tiger Stadium. LSU will play Alabama Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Tigers shoot more efficiently under Johnny Jones Trey Labat Sports Contributor
LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones hasn’t only brought improved recruiting classes to Baton Rouge — the former sharpshooter has helped current LSU players with their shooting strokes as well. Under Jones, the Tigers are improving their shooting percentages and making smarter decisions about where to shoot. The most efﬁcient way to score in basketball is to attack the rim. By doing this, players shoot higher percentages and generate free throw attempts for their team. Junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III, junior guard Anthony Hickey and senior guard Andre Stringer saw upticks in the percentages of shots they took at the rim under Jones’ tutelage. With more players like freshman forward Jarell Martin and freshman guard Tim Quarterman capable of attacking the rim off the bounce, the Tigers’ efﬁciency on offense could continue to improve. The Tigers also should see an improvement in their defense around the rim. Last season’s squad only had two players shorter than 6 feet in the starting lineup, while this season’s team could start a lineup with no player shorter than 6 feet 5 inches. In the 2012-13 season, the Tigers surrendered a 66.7 shooting percentage on shots at the rim and only blocked 6.3 percent of the same shots. For comparison, the previous years’ team only allowed 62.2 percent shooting at the rim and blocked 10 percent of the shots.
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SEC Power Rankings remain similar to last week THE SMARTEST MORAN James Moran Sports Columnist As the calendar turns to November, we are heading down the home stretch of the college football season. Each week brings clarity, and the Southeastern Conference has played itself down to a handful of teams with legitimate chances at winning the conference. With the top teams either on a bye week or holding serve against lesser opponents, there isn’t much movement in this week’s rankings. 1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) Alabama had a bye week to get ready for LSU, one of the few potential roadblocks in the way of a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game. It’s been more than a month since the Tide played a quality opponent, so it will be interesting to see if they struggle to begin the game. It’s not likely Nick Saban will let that happen, but it’s hard to nitpick at a team that’s been so dominant. Last Week: 1 2. Auburn (8-1, 4-1 SEC) With four touchdowns against Arkansas, Tre Mason is continuing to make a strong case for being the most underrated running back in the SEC, and maybe the nation. Combined with steady play from quarterback Nick Marshall, the Plainsmen are primed to win
their next two games before getting a shot at Alabama at home for the SEC West title. Last Week: 2 3. Texas A&M (7-2, 3-2 SEC) Johnny Manziel may not win another Heisman Trophy because his team has two losses, but he’s been the most outstanding player in the country this season. Johnny Football has scored at least 41 points in each of the Aggies’ nine games. He doesn’t have a realistic shot at the SEC West title, but with games at top-10 opponents LSU and Missouri left he can still relaunch himself into the Heisman race and get the Aggies into a BCS bowl game. Last Week: 3 4. Missouri (8-1, 4-1 SEC) My biggest concern about Missouri was how it would rebound following a heartbreaking loss to South Carolina, but an impressive 31-3 victory against Tennessee has the Tigers back in the driver’s seat of the SEC East. Quarterback James Franklin is on his way back, which means the season finale against Texas A&M could be a shoot-out for the ages. Last Week: 5 5. South Carolina (7-2, 5-2 SEC) South Carolina won its second straight game and play the final three games of the season at home. The Gamecocks have a bye
week before their last SEC game of the season against Florida, but even if they win they still need another Missouri loss to win the SEC East. Last Week: 4
schedule, Ole Miss should win at least eight games and can get to nine if it beats Missouri at home. Last Week: 7
6. LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) LSU doesn’t have a realistic chance at winning the SEC, but revenge should be plenty of motivation to get the Tigers fired up for Saturday’s visit to Alabama. The LSU offense has looked less explosive the past few weeks, but the Tide brought out the best in an inconsistent Zach Mettenberger last season. An upset of Alabama would cause utter chaos in the SEC, and chaos happens to be Les Miles’ specialty. Last Week: 6
9. Florida (4-4, 3-3 SEC) While Tyler Murphy and the Gators offense actually showed signs of life, horrendous penalties and overall dumb football turned The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party into one big sad binge drink for the Florida faithful. With Florida State and South Carolina left on the schedule, a loss to Vanderbilt this week would have Florida in grave jeopardy of not making a bowl game. The only reason the Gators don’t drop is the teams behind them are even worse. Last Week: 9
7. Georgia (5-3, 4-2 SEC) An ugly victory against Florida kept the Bulldogs’ SEC East title hopes alive. Todd Gurley returned and looked somewhat like his old self, but wasn’t in football shape and quickly ran out of gas. A trip to Auburn is the only tough game left on the schedule, but Georgia still needs a lot of help to earn a trip to Atlanta. Last Week: 7
10. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-4 SEC) The Commodores move up the rankings coming off their bye week because the two teams above them got embarrassed on Saturday. Plus with four unranked opponents left, James Franklin’s squad has the best chance of the bottom six teams of making it to a bowl game. Last Week: 12
8. Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 SEC) After a midseason three-game losing streak and a rash of injuries, the upset of LSU righted a sinking ship for the Rebel Black Bears. Coming off an open date with three bad teams left on the
11. Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) Any progress the Volunteers made went out the window when quarterback Justin Worley got hurt. Tennessee turned the ball over three times behind freshman replacement Joshua Dobbs in a 31-3 beating
at Missouri. Last Week: 10 12. Mississippi State (4-4, 1-3 SEC) Coach Dan Mullen’s seat got a little warmer as his Bulldogs made brutal mistakes including a clock mismanagement in a blowout loss to South Carolina. With Texas A&M and Alabama next, it’s unlikely to get better anytime soon. Last Week: 11 13. Arkansas (3-6, 0-5 SEC) For the second time in three weeks, Bret Bielema was taught a lesson about talking trash, this time by Gus Malzahn and Auburn. First season or not, I’d consider leaving him at the airport Lane Kiffin style if he opens his mouth again. Last Week: 13 14. Kentucky (2-6, 0-4 SEC) Kentucky and Arkansas should play to settle which is the worst once and for all. Play the game in place of the Tuesday night Sun Belt game — no one will notice the difference. James Moran is a 21-year-old mass communication senior from Beacon, N.Y.
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Miles: Team does not take on underdog mentality LSU-Bama game hype familiar Mike Gegenheimer Sports Writer
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LSU head coach Les Miles speaks with members of the media Oct. 7 in the Athletic Administration Building for Lunch with Les.
This season’s matchup may not claim the “Game of the Century” moniker of years past, but it’s Alabama week for the LSU football team, which means Tigers’ coach Les Miles stepped to the podium in classic Mad Hatter form on Monday. “[Alabama week] is just a little more energy in the step of your team,” Miles said. “Their attention to detail is greater, their attention to watching film and extra time is something that they put in and yeah, I enjoy it very much. I’ve always enjoyed the competition with some of the better teams in this country and certainly Alabama is that.” LSU and Alabama have faced off four times in the past three seasons with the rivals splitting the series, but the Tigers have taken five of the last six meetings in BryantDenny Stadium. The top-ranked Crimson Tide enter the weekend matchup favored
against a two-loss LSU team. As of Monday, the Tigers are 11.5-point underdogs — up from an opening spread of 10.5 points. “I can tell you that this team does not take on an underdog’s mentality,” Miles said. “It’s a team that really feels like it can play with any, and so I don’t know that we use it as motivation. ... I can just tell you that we look forward to playing.” LSU holds a 2-10-1 record all time against No. 1 teams, including a 1-4 record under Miles’ guidance. Saturday is the first time the Tigers have played the country’s top program on the road since a 1996 meeting with Florida in Gainesville. The Gators toppled then-No. 12 LSU 56-13. Fortunately for the Tigers, Miles said several ailing players are expected to return to the gridiron Saturday. Freshman kicker Colby Delahoussaye and senior linebacker Tahj Jones are expected to play against Alabama, but Miles didn’t expound on the extent of their healing process. Senior fullback Connor Neighbors suffered a contusion against Furman, according to Miles, but
will be back on the sidelines Saturday. Senior fullback J.C. Copeland, who’s been absent from the team since prior to the Ole Miss game after sustaining a concussion, returned to practice on Monday. “Really, probably J.C. could have played last week, if we had had a game,” Miles said. “I think we’ve done everything that we can to ensure that he has time off and heals. I think he’s ready to come back to practice.” Miles also said he didn’t watch the “60 Minutes” feature on Alabama coach Nick Saban that aired Sunday night, but he credited his LSU predecessor for being one of the best signal callers in the country. “I’m certain that there’s an argument to be made for coach Saban and the things that he’s done certainly in the national title games,” Miles said. “I think he does a wonderful job recruiting and he puts together offense, defense and special team in a very efficient manner.” Contact Mike Gegenheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @Gegs1313_TDR
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the production seemingly disappears for Alabama after halftime, as the Tide has accumulated only 123 total points in the second half. The fourth quarter has been especially poor for the Tide, scoring only 54 points in 2013. This trend almost proved to be the team’s downfall in a victory against Texas A&M. When the Aggies welcomed Alabama to College Station on Sept. 14, the Tide pounced on the home squad for 21 points in the second quarter. In the ﬁnal quarter, it was Texas A&M ﬁnding the end zone, scoring 21 of its own en route to a 49-42 loss. Alabama scored only seven points in the fourth quarter. As for LSU, the tendency to score comes later in the ball game. The Tigers accounted for 182 points in the ﬁrst half this season, including 79 in the second quarter. LSU seems to be more consistent, scoring a majority of its points this season in the ﬁrst and fourth quarters. But it may be this fourth-quarter push that helps lift the Tigers over Alabama. So far this season, the Mettenberger-led squad has scored 97 points in the fourth quarter out of a total 180 in the second half. Mississippi State felt the wrath of this Tiger trend. With the Bulldogs in striking distance and trailing 31-26 on Oct. 5, LSU turned on the afterburners in the fourth quarter, scoring 28 unanswered points to
eventually rout Mississippi State. LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said the scoring trend relates back to the program as a whole. “It’s just part of what LSU does here,” Beckham said. “It’s part of our tradition. We will keep ﬁghting no matter what happens, and we’re going to ﬁnish strong.” Last season, Alabama entered Tiger Stadium with a similar offensive attack to its 2013 self. The Tide scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter, giving the visitors a 14-3 lead heading into halftime. The Tigers, in a similar fashion to their 2013 tendencies, scored 14 points in the second half. It was Alabama that broke the trend, though, scoring with under two minutes to seal the victory. Junior wide receiver Jarvis Landry said he isn’t looking for a repeat result on Saturday, and it will come down to the offense playing efﬁciently in the fourth quarter. “Just ﬁnish,” Landry said. “One of the things we worked on immediately after that game [last season] was our four-minute drill. We worked on being able to have the ball and get ﬁrst downs, and if we didn’t put up points, then at least run the clock down to as minimum of time as possible.”
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contesting a 50-50 ball just yards from the net, but the call came and elicited incredulous reactions from Calloway and the rest of the LSU back line. The pleading was for naught, as Sierra buried her ﬁrst goal of the season on the penalty kick to extend Auburn’s unbeaten streak to seven matches. “We didn’t feel like it was a penalty, but the result is not unfair either,” Lee said. “It was an even match. Jodi probably bumped her a little bit, but it was embellished some. It was certainly reasonable that [the referee] called it, though you’d like to see play-on in that situation.” Auburn advances to face No. 2 seed Texas A&M in Wednesday’s quarterﬁnal match. The loss ended LSU’s season, as a second-half spiral featured six straight losses to close the year. LSU led the SEC just three weeks ago. It was the second consecutive year that LSU’s season ended with a last-minute defeat in Orange Beach. In a similar situation last fall, needing several wins to make a case for an NCAA Tournament bid, LSU bowed out in the ﬁrst round of the 2012 SEC Tournament when Ole Miss scored with 43 seconds left to break a scoreless tie. This is the third time in ﬁve years that LSU’s season ﬁnished with a loss on a penalty kick. In the ﬁnal six minutes of regulation, freshman defender Megan Lee had two chances
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 to put LSU ahead, missing a breakaway on a through ball from freshman forward Summer Clarke in the 84th minute. During the 86th minute, her close-range header was tipped over the crossbar, halting LSU’s last legitimate scoring opportunity. For her ﬁnal college game, LSU senior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman turned in a vintage performance, saving seven shots and keeping a persistent Auburn offense off the board for 97 minutes and change. “It was one of the best games of her career,” Brian Lee said. “In the second half, she made just four or ﬁve blinding saves to keep us in it. You can’t ask for more than she’s given us for four years.” In 57 career starts, Kinneman allowed just 1.26 goals per game and saved a school-record 284 shots, but LSU missed the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons she was the full-time starter. LSU has now missed the NCAAs in consecutive seasons for the ﬁrst time since 2005-06, Lee’s ﬁrst two seasons as coach. “It’s frustrating,” he said. “We’re in a transition time in the program — some key seniors ﬁnishing up and playing with some really talented freshmen. The future is still on an upward path for us, but we didn’t have enough the last few weeks.”
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Landry said. “No team is invincible. No defense is invincible. They do a lot of things well, but we also do a lot of things well. It comes down to individual guys making plays. That’s what this game is going to be about.” Led by McCarron, Alabama brings a potent offense averaging more than 41 points and 463 yards per game. McCarron has completed almost 70 percent of his passes for 1,862 yards and 16 touchdowns while throwing three interceptions. The Crimson Tide also poses a threat on the ground with Yeldon, who averages 6.3 yards per carry and 91.1 yards per game.” “I have all the respect for [Yeldon],” said LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill. “I like what he does, I like his shiftiness, I like the way he runs the ball. Our defense is going to have its hands full with him this week.” LSU coach Les Miles said he had a difﬁcult time getting the Tigers enthusiastic to play against Furman last Saturday. He will have no such challenge this week. “It’s exciting,” Landry said. “We’re excited for the challenge, excited for another traditional game, another rivalry game that will be in the record books forever.”
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Robin Thicke is not the new JT
The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience may have ended Sunday, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. The Bright Light Social Hour returns to Baton Rouge tonight at the Varsity Theatre to bring its mix of rock, funk and soul back. The band formed when the members were in college at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. After bassist Jack O’Brien met guitarist and lead singer Curtis Roush, the two found drummer Joseph Mirasole on Craigslist and began playing and writing with a mix of influences. “A lot of the main influences ranged from old soul and gritty rock like James Brown and The Who to a lot more recent indie and dance/electronic stuff too,” O’Brien said. “We’re always looking for new music.” Since its inception, the band has recorded one self-titled album, which exploded onto the Austin scene. The SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards named The Bright Light Social Hour Band of the Year, their debut LP Album of the Year and their song “Detroit” Song of the Year. O’Brien was
A well-dressed, impeccably groomed white guy dominates the charts with hip-hop infused R&B singles. His music videos electrify the Internet, and his status as a married man can’t stop explicit sexual content from filling almost all of his songs. He’s Kaci Yoder made special Entertainment appearances on and Deputy Jimmy Fallon, News Editor and you can’t turn on the radio in 2013 without hearing his voice. Is this man Robin Thicke, or is he Justin Timberlake? It’s clear that Thicke would love for you to think he’s the new Timberlake, but the fact is, he just can’t pull it off. When you look closely at the two, they don’t actually have that much in common. Simply put, Timberlake works. Thicke doesn’t. It’d be easy to just point to the difference in their talent and leave it at that. After all, there’s no question that Thicke just doesn’t have the chops as a songwriter or a vocalist to keep up with Timberlake, whose versatility and prowess as a performer certainly sets him apart. But it goes deeper than that. Yes — both Thicke and Timberlake make a lot of sexually charged music, but the
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Ladies’ arm wrestling competitions not for the weak The bar filled quickly, with wrestlers and civilians decked out in fishnets, wigs and corn syrup blood. As some matches grew longer, people jokingly bribed the judges to erase penalties for their favorite Samantha Bares arm wrestlers. It Entertainment was a silly situWriter ation, I’m sure, as seen from the crowd. But from inside the
operation, on stage and in the green room, it was as serious as any sport. Baton Rouge Arm Wrestling Ladies (BRAWL) held a Halloween-themed tournament Saturday at Spanish Moon benefiting the Iris Domestic Violence Center. I was supposed to arm wrestle at the MONSTER BRAWL and Costume Contest, but I knew from the safety meeting that I had to back out. Even the weakest mock matches, meant to test form and get wrestling hopefuls familiar with the ropes, painfully strained
my shoulders, tense from years of terrible learned sleeping positions. Arm wrestling is looked upon as a juvenile pastime — nothing serious. But I could have legitimately hurt myself if I had not swallowed my pride and called BRAWL organizer Rebecca Stewart to withdraw. So I stepped down to admit my friend and fellow Reveille staff member Charlotte Willcox in my place under the stage name “Big Sis.” I did, however, stay on ARM WRESTLING, see page 11
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One Dollar Baby wrestles Saturday against Ghoulia Child to see who advances to the final round of MONSTER BRAWL and Costume Contest at the Spanish Moon.
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Winter Essentials After what felt like a never-ending summer, winter is finally coming to Louisiana. Here are a few recommended items that pair perfectly with the changing seasons, if you’re looking to blow a bit of that holiday budget over Fall Break. What is your winter must-have? Vote in our poll at lsureveille.com.
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Channel your inner Tyler Durden with this wine-red faux leather jacket. This alternative to an authentic leather jacket saves you some cash as well as being cruelty-free, so it’s a win-win. With a sleek appearance and ability to layer easily with other clothing, this jacket is a closet necessity for winter.
Although this sandwich is delicious any time of year, windy days are best suited for Chelsea’s signature dish. The filling portion of fluffy focaccia bread and six types of melty cheese helps satisfy those pre-hibernation food cravings. The spiciness of the soup is sure to help keep you warm during the upcoming months.
The weather gets slightly cool, and everyone in Louisiana is ready to break out the gumbo pot. Some college students, though, may not cook quite like their mothers do. Avoid the boxed gumbo and head to the Jambalaya Shoppe on Old Hammond. Their “gumbalaya” puts a twist on typical gumbo by subbing their delicious jambalaya for the basic rice, and, yes, it is as amazing as it sounds.
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‘Hot Hands’ pocket hand warmers Swiss Miss hot chocolate and marshmallows $1.97 for two
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It���s understood down here that we do not sacrifice tailgating for cold weather. That said, if you’re going to sit in Tiger Stadium for a freezing night game, you will need a couple of things. Hot Hands’ pocket warmers are game day heroes in my book. Stick them in boots or pockets and they’re your own personal heater.
Coffee can be enjoyed any day, but hot chocolate is a special something that’s meant only for chilly weather. Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets — the ones with marshmallows, of course — in the microwave puts anyone in the winter mood. It’s best served extra hot in a mug on the couch with a blanket and preferably a puppy.
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One of the most unlikable narrators of all time tells the story of two couples navigating the most difficult decision of their lives, over the course of one extremely pretentious dinner. Their teenage sons have committed a heinous crime, which brings forth the issues of classicism, ambition, dishonesty and how far a parent will go to protect their child. Fans of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “Gone Girl” will love this.
Spiked Out Faux Suede Loafers $29.80 at Forever 21 Tights and flats are a staple of winter wear, and something about freezing temperatures and prickly shoes seems to fit. Kick back at the biting cold with these sharp, studded loafers, paired with leggings and a sweater or tights and a circle skirt. Get out of that jeans and boots rut. CHARLES CHAMPAGNE / The Daily Reveille
$9.99 on iTunes Portland’s Horse Feathers have mastered the art of atmospheric winter music with courtesy of KILL ROCK STARS soft strings, mournful vocals and warm melodies. This album is ideal for walking to class on a cold and rainy morning or curling up with a good book. If you’re burnt-out by the end of the year, “Working Poor” knows exactly how you feel.
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difference is in the tone of the lyrics. Thicke says, “I know you want it” (“Blurred Lines”). Timberlake says, “Tell me which way you like that” (“FutureSex/LoveSounds”). Thicke says, “Girl, give it to me” (“Give It 2 U”). Timberlake says, “If it feels good to you, then it’ll feel good to me” (“Summer Love/Set the Mood Prelude”). Starting to notice a pattern? While Thicke’s songs are all about what he’s going to do to you, Timberlake’s are about what you want him to do for you. Sorry, Robin, but I’d rather listen to a musician that doesn’t sound like a sexual predator most of the time. And that’s where the divide really begins. Robin Thicke is a sleazebag. I’m not going to pretend like Justin Timberlake is all class all the time. After all, his latest single “TKO” opens with Timbaland using one of the least classy words for the female anatomy ever. But at least Timberlake has had the respect to stop humping naked girls in music videos (and VMA performances) since he settled down with Jessica Biel. Thicke doesn’t let a little thing like marriage come between him and reaping the beneﬁts of shock factor by rubbing his junk on girls in latex. Thicke has sunk to levels of raunchy, unapologetic, misogynistic sleaze that couldn’t be redeemed even if his music had any real artistic quality. Where did this all begin for him? From what sweaty armpit of humanity does this come? Did he congeal in a gutter somewhere? Thicke has taken to the press to clear up any mystery about his origins. His father, actor Alan Thicke, is worth
$40 million (according to CelebrityNetWorth.com) and has been a philandering old pervert for decades (according to his own ﬂesh and blood). Thicke recently told Elle Magazine a charming story of witnessing his father “have” beauty queen after beauty queen in his freaky Canadian sex pad. Clearly the creepy apple does not fall far from the horny tree. I’m sure Timberlake got into his fair share of tour bus shenanigans during his boy band days, but at least he had those days. A big part of the reason we as pop culture followers root for Timberlake comes from watching him grow up and work for his success. He landed a spot in the Mickey Mouse Club as a kid, put in his time in the boy band cash factory, broke free into a solo career and has been repeatedly reinventing himself and his image ever since. Would Thicke even have a career if he wasn’t bankrolled by “Growing Pains” royalties? All this — the nepotism, the pushy lyrics, “Robin Thicke has a big d***” spelled out in mylar balloons” — adds up to make Thicke the least likeable guy in the business. I don’t care how down you are with Pharrell. You’re still gross. So don’t let Robin Thicke’s try-hard, Timberlake-wannabe aesthetic fool you. He is not the new JT. He’s not smooth. He’s not dynamic or inventive. Justin Timberlake basically invented him. Kaci Yoder is a 22-year-old mass communication senior from Baton Rouge. Contact Kaci Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org
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also named Bassist of the Year, with then-keyboardist A.J. Vincent winning Best Keyboards. In addition, Roush ﬁnished fourth in Best Male Vocals and second in Best Electric Guitar, behind guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson. While supporting its selftitled debut album, the band hit the road for months, with big opportunities to play big venues and open for bigger acts. “We toured for about two years straight,” O’Brien said. “We opened for Aerosmith in Quebec City, and we also opened for Dave Matthews once in Austin.” Recently, the band has taken time off from its cross-country
ARM WRESTLING, from page 9 to be on Big Sis’s entourage and cheered her on through victory and defeat. We dressed as an analog of the Kanker Sisters of “Ed, Edd n Eddy,” with Willcox as Big Sis, a.k.a. Marie Kanker, myself as entourage knock-off Lee Kanker and another friend as knock-off May Kanker. Funny as we might have looked to the audience, we meant business. Big Sis won her ﬁrst match against Miss Miyagi, a wrestler styled as a zombie samurai. Lurking behind my wrestler’s shoulder, I never screamed so gleefully in my life. This was a legitimate battle of strength and stamina, so intense that the pair ran out of time for many tries, hovering over the pads without an inch being given either way. Sure, we danced like fools to our intro song, Danny Brown’s “Dip,” and did jumping jacks to clear a penalty, but when Big Sis was cranking up the bicep power, there was a serious risk of injury. The wrestlers were urged not to drink in excess, given the drastically increased chances of breaking an arm. The warning called to mind the scene in 1987 Stallone ﬂick “Over the Top,” in which an arm wrestling competitor gruesomely snapped his opponent’s arm at the elbow. I was glad for the penalties
page 11 travels to put together its second album. They couldn’t stay away from the stage for long, though. “We’re about halfway through the recording process for our second album,” O’Brien said. “We’re taking a break for this tour, but we’ll jump back into it. We’re not sure when that will be out, but sometime in 2014.” The Bright Light Social Hour returns to Baton Rouge with a show at the Varsity, having played gigs at the Spanish Moon on previous visits. For the band’s show tonight, O’Brien can promise some new songs making appearances. “We’ll deﬁnitely be trying out a lot of the new songs,” O’Brien said. “We’ve been
testing out a lot of those on this tour as well as kind of a lot of sonic experimentation of different, off-the-cuff experimental stuff.” In addition to the new material from their upcoming album, O’Brien can promise three things. “It’s a good time with deﬁnitely some new music and trying new things,” O’Brien said. Doors for the show will open at 8 p.m. and the band will play at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
and timeouts that left a window for the audience to give up their dollars for the wonderful cause of Iris, but every time it happened, I expected some ’80s special effect magic, bone-snapping horror to go down right there in front of me. Thankfully, it didn’t. Everyone came out of the event unharmed, including the nine-month pregnant entourage member for the wrestler from Iris. I’d suggest anyone with a place in his or her heart for women’s causes volunteer for BRAWL and raise money for
organizations like the Baton Rouge Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR) Center or the Iris Domestic Violence Center. Just be sure to bring some stamina and undercover seriousness. Nobody needs to sacriﬁce their bodies for the cause.
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IRIS representative Hillary Bosold (second from left) celebrates Saturday as she is proclaimed winner of MONSTER BRAWL at Spanish Moon.
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Robin Thicke performs at GQ’s Gentlemen Give Back Concert at the Highline Ballroom on Oct. 23 in New York.
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La. town named most unequal place in America SHARE THE WEALTH Jay Meyers Columnist If you’ve lived in the state long enough, watching Louisiana consistently rank lowest in categories measuring the well-being of society has essentially turned into a running joke. In September of this year, the Department of Justice issued a report declaring Louisiana the most corrupt state. That came on the heels of a Center for American Progress survey ranking the state as dead last for women to work and live in. Additionally, Census data showed Louisiana had the third highest poverty rate in the United States. Just last week, the news conglomerate CNN released a project, including a 16-minute mini documentary, in which CNN opinion columnist John Sutter delivered a blistering expose on Lake Providence, Louisiana — a city Sutter says is the most unequal place in America in terms of income inequality. More specifically, Sutter claims the wealthiest 5 percent in Lake Providence earn $611,000
on average, while the bottom 20 percent takes home $6,800 on average. Big deal. Another report, another terrible ranking for Louisiana. Let’s just slap this one on the top of the stack and try to forget about it, right? That would be incredibly ill advised. Such extreme disparities in income reinforce the notion that those who start at the bottom rungs of the income ladder don’t have a viable shot at making it to the top. And equality of opportunity, as we know, is the bedrock of the American Dream. After all, shouldn’t those who work hard and make good decisions be guaranteed economic prosperity, regardless of whether you’re white or black, rich or poor? Most Americans agree on this, with the Pew Research Center finding that some 90 percent of Americans believe that government should do everything it can to ensure equality of opportunity. While our nation likes to imagine itself as the perfect embodiment of a meritocracy, today the U.S. has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country— in particular, Louisiana.
Recently released Census figures show that median income in America hasn’t budged in almost a quarter-century. Adjusted for inflation, the typical American makes less than they did 45 years ago. Last year, the top 1 percent of Americans took home 22 percent of the nation’s income; the top 0.1 percent, 11 percent. Moreover, 95 percent of all income gains since 2009 have gone to the top 1 percent. In other words, the rich are getting richer, while the poor and middle class are falling behind. So, we know America — especially in Louisiana — has an income inequality problem. But how do we go about fixing it? By ensuring quality and affordable education. Indeed, most people recognize that education is the only way up, but as a college degree becomes increasingly essential to making one’s way in a 21st century economy, education for those without a lot of money is increasingly unaffordable. According to the Pew Research Center, student debt for seniors graduating with loans now exceeds $26,000, on about a 40 percent increase in the past seven years. This is a direct result of the
skyrocketing cost of a college degree. Average tuition, and room and board, at four-year colleges is just short of $22,000 a year, up from under $9,000 in 1980, after adjusting for inflation. With soaring costs, stagnating incomes and little help from the government, it’s unsurprising that total student debt, around $1 trillion, eclipsed total credit card debt last year. Put simply, we’ve got to find a way to make graduating from college more affordable, as our economy is increasingly reliant on knowledge-related industries. What economists call “human capital” — investing in people — is key to long-term growth in an economy. As a result, Louisiana should look to make major reforms to our state’s TOPS and Go Grant Program. For more information regarding this, check out an Aug. 29 column I wrote highlighting the needed changes in our state’s education system. For the U.S. — by extension, Louisiana — to be competitive in the 21st century is equivalent to having a highly educated workforce. Like the message in Drake’s single “Started from the Bottom,” it’s not where you start the race, it’s where you end up. And
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Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli campaigns Tuesday with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in Bristow, Va.
fixing Louisiana’s education policies — specifically by making it affordable for virtually anyone to graduate from a four-year university — is the key to mastering our equality of opportunity ideal. Jay Meyers is a 20-yearold economics junior from Shreveport. Contact Jay Meyers at email@example.com; Twitter: @TDR_jmeyers
Shelter follows local example, stops euthanizing animals 600 words of sommers Annette Sommers Columnist The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center is taking the right steps to stop killing our furry friends. It partnered with Target Zero Institute of Jacksonville, Fla., a nonprofit organization working to eliminate euthanasia in animal shelters. I am happy to say that our city has done something right this time. In 2011, the Companion Animal Alliance took over Baton Rouge’s animal shelter and made an effort to change it to a no-kill facility. The shelter currently euthanizes 44 percent of animals it receives, but TZI thinks it can reduce that number to 10 percent in the next three years. This means a dramatic
decrease in the unnecessary deaths of adoptable animals. Animal rights advocates should be letting out a collective purr. The partnership with TZI is bringing our city back to reality. Now college students need to do their part by adopting man’s best friend and alleviating some of the congestion that is bound to occur after reducing so many euthanasia acts. In blunt terms, the euthanasia our shelter wants to eliminate is the killing of innocent, but unwanted, animals. Euthanasia is commonly administered too casually and without necessary cause. Animals are being killed because they aren’t adopted soon enough or because workers are afraid they won’t get along with other animals. Just because animals have been in the shelter for a while does not give people the right to take away their existence.
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Supporters argue that it is the most humane way to keep streets clean of strays, but it’s hard for me to see any humanity in killing perfectly healthy animals for the sake of the public eye. If our society is so obsessed with keeping our streets clean, they should focus on relocating the homeless humans, not the homeless animals. Most shelters use shots to euthanize, but there are still shelters that use gas chambers, which leaves a strong distaste in my mouth. Gassing innocent creatures rings a certain bell in my head and reeks of immorality. I was shocked to hear that even PETA supports the euthanasia of healthy animals. I am proud to say that Baton Rouge has one of few shelters making efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate this unnecessary act. Naturally, supporters of the drug have already started
streaming in complaints about the no-kill goal. People express worry that this will result in the shelter being over crowded and under-kept. Both the CAA and TZI have assured the public that their first priority is humanity and their efforts will include making sure the shelter is livable for animals. It’s great that this organization has expanded to Baton Rouge, but we are only the third city in the United States to partner with TZI. The rest of the country needs more of these activists to help halt the euthanasia epidemic. There are countless organizations that fight against innocent euthanasia practices such as The American Humane Associations and The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals. What needs to happen is more targeting and persistence by these organizations. It all starts with the demands of the city. When the partnership
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was announced, Nicole Brose, TZI spokeswoman, said she hoped that the example Baton Rouge is setting will trickle around to other parishes. It’s so important that, as young people in our hometowns, we take advantage of our voices and speak out against unnecessary euthanasia practices in animal shelters. We are the only ones who can speak for the animals on death row. If I were getting shoved into a gas chamber just because I hadn’t found a home quick enough, I would want someone to speak out for me. Annette Sommers is an 18-year-old mass communication sophomore from Dublin, Calif.
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Quote of the Day
“The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility and all these petty squabbles.”
Anton Chekhov author Jan. 29, 1860 — July 15, 1904
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What constitutional amendments does the NSA violate? The Fourth: Because the NSA searches and seizes without probable cause. MR. FINI JOSHUA HAJIAKBARIFINI Columnist
Washington, D.C., to protest the NSA and march in solidarity for Edward Snowden. The group behind the protest claim to have already gotten 575,000 signatures for a petition to “hold responsible parties accountable for misleading lawmakers and the American people.” This protest is the ﬁrst major grassroots backlash to the growing surveillance state. Many activists, celebrities and whistleblowers have thrown their weight behind defending Snowden and pushing for oversight of the surveillance system in order to protect everyone’s privacy. The man behind the Pentagon Papers leak, Daniel Ellsberg stated “there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material ... including the Pentagon Papers.” It is time for the American people to organize and demand accountability for the PRISM program. The government will claim that it is trying to protect our liberties, but in reality the president and the NSA are the ones that threaten them. We all need to wake up and hold them accountable, even the president of the United States. If Bill Clinton was almost impeached in 1999 because he lied about an affair, then Obama and the heads of the intelligence community should all be in jail.
The Third: We’re not at war, and the government occupies our digital houses. NEUTRAL GROUND
ELI A. HADDOW Columnist
so there is no reason to be spying on us all of the time, everywhere we go. It is a violation of a basic contract that the founding fathers made with the people of the United States. They promised not to encroach upon our private property with the military, but they still do it. Sure, it’s a virtual encroachment, and since none of us participate in terrorist activities — I hope — we don’t have to worry about the government eavesdropping on our lives. Or do we? In August, the NSA acknowledged that some of its employees had spied on love interests using the vast data mining systems that are meant to hunt down terrorists. The practice was common enough to garner its own label of LOVEINT. If that’s not scary, I don’t know what is. At what point do we give up our right to be free of government interference in the name of war? While using the amendment to argue against data mining probably won’t get you through the door of a federal courtroom, we can at least use the essence of the amendment to discern that our government’s current spy policies violate the founding fathers’ vision for our country. It was clearly written to prevent the government from encroaching upon peoples’ property without permission or cause. Search and seizure is permitted by eminent domain in the Fourth Amendment. But the third amendment guarantees our safety if the government acknowledges that we are the owners of the property. So, they should not be able to enter our homes and cars indiscriminately via the spy-web that is currently in place. This is admittedly an abstract interpretation on an amendment that many claim lost relevance by the end of the 18th century. But, we have been abstractly interpreting amendments for just as long. If we can apply the First Amendment to corporations, can’t we apply the Third to spy agencies? Since the NSA and CIA are virtually part of the military, they should abide by the same rules as the Army and Navy. It’s time that we took a long look at the way our government resides in our homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But for now, think twice before taking a call from Baghdad.
Edward Snowden’s leak of the NSA’s Are you aware of your Third AmendPRISM program, shed light on one of the ment rights? You know, the one that says: government’s largest violations of Ameri“No soldier shall, in time of peace be quarcans’ Fourth Amendment rights. Those tered in any house, without the consent of who perpetuated, including President the owner?” Barack Obama and NSA ofﬁcials, need to It seems strange, but the government be held accountable. may be violating that right at this very Since 9/11, there have been numerous moment. draconian laws put into practice to protect Since we have no current declaration our freedom — at least that is the ofﬁcial of war on another country, we are technarrative. With these revelations of NSA nically a nation at peace. Moreover, the spying, privacy is becoming a relic of an“war” we are actually ﬁghting is becoming other time. more of a game of cat and mouse between Over the summer a NSA contracthe terrorists and United States Predator tor named Edward Snowden leaked out drones. the existence of a major NSA program As we know by now, our spy agencies, called PRISM, which data mines massive including the NSA and the CIA, use inforamounts of data from the top eight Internet mation from emails and cellphone calls to companies which include Google, Facetrack down these terrorists. They cast an book, Yahoo, Microsoft and Twitter. This indiscriminate net to collect data from all is unprecedented and illegal because the Americans. Patriot Act only authorizes speciﬁc vioMany support this, including a malations of privacy, not mass violations of jority of Congress. However, what we everyone’s privacy. stand to lose is the very bedrock of our The Fourth Amendment states, “the constitution: The Third Amendment. right of the people to be secure in their perAlthough none of us have soldiers sons, houses, papers, and effects, against physically staying in our homes against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall our will, the NSA maintains a virtual presnot be violated, and no Warrants shall is- Joshua Hajiakbariﬁni is a 24-year-old ence through its capabilities to collect data sue, but upon probable cause, supported political science and economics senior from our devices and even track our moveby Oath or afﬁrmation, and particularly from Baton Rouge. ments. describing the place to be searched, and They are not soldiers, but they are a the persons or things to be seized.” government entity that can potentially exFor years, the Fourth Amendment also ploit its presence in our homes to wage Contact Joshua Hajiakbarifini at included a person’s mail and phone calls, war against a foreign enemy. firstname.lastname@example.org which is why the wiretappings of the ‘60s They are not collecting evidence soleTwitter: @joshuafini and ‘70s were a major controversy. ly to prosecute citizens in federal courts, The most important aspect of this story is that every American’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy is completely violated when you enter cyber space. In today’s world, we depend on the Internet for daily life. Most of us apply to LSU online and connect with schoolmates and friends through Facebook and Twitter. Many of us participate in online dating services. Some students, especially graduates, use LinkedIn to ﬁnd jobs. Many of us also buy products using Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. When we make these purchases and use the Internet, our right to privacy should not be violated. Eli Haddow is a 20-year-old English and The greatest shock of this revelation history junior from New Orleans. is that there hasn’t been a major public outcry. The last time a president violated the Fourth Amendment, Congress brought up impeachment and he resigned in disgrace. At that time, Congress acted accordingly in response to the gross violations of civil liberties. Civil rights activists aren’t waiting for Congress to act, because at the moment, they are unable to pass budgets let alone hold the president and the NSA Contact Eli Haddow at SUSAN WALSH / The Associated Press accountable. email@example.com; On Oct. 27 the “Stop Watching US” Protestors listen as National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday rally attracted thousands of activists to in Washington. Twitter: @Haddow_TDR
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Smoking on campus could be banned by fall 2014 LSU would join 400 other schools Deanna Narveson Contributing Writer
While the University currently has policies preventing smoking in various places on campus, it could be totally off-limits by fall 2014. LSU would be joining the ranks of more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide already operating tobacco-free, including the LSU Health Sciences Center and Nicholls State University. The LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans outlawed tobacco in March 2012, and reported on its website that in the year preceding the ban, readiness efforts were held to promote the new policy, including the removal
research, from page 1 Hogstrom, physics and astronomy professor emeritus. “We have to do our part to educate other scientific disciplines, particularly pharmacologists that make cancer drugs, to make them suitable for this type of therapy.” Hogstrom and other researchers will extend results gathered by using old CAMD equipment in studies conducted by grad student Diane Alvarez, said medical physics associate professor Kip Matthews. The treatment, titled Auger Electron Therapy, requires a drug with a high atomic number, like iodine, to attach to cancer cell DNA while X-rays emit Auger electrons to eradicate only the targeted genetic material, Hogstrom said. Specific X-ray wavelengths are being tested at CAMD with a device called a synchrotron: a collection of equipment that uses powerful magnets to speed electrons to nearly 671 million miles per hour. The fast-moving particles emit X-rays, which are
resident, from page 1 Michelli confronted them when they began moving his items, but ran away when they threatened to call police, Lalonde said. Lalonde said LSUPD has reason to believe some of the items in Michelli’s possession are stolen, and that he may be involved in other on-campus incidents this year. However, Lalonde said Michelli is not believed to be dangerous, and is known to have been somewhat friendly with oncampus workers. LSUPD requests that any information about Michelli or his whereabouts be brought to them.
of ash trays on campus. Nicholls State became tobacco free in January 2011, after first prohibiting tobacco use within 25 feet of any university buildings in 2006. Chris Coulon, assistant to dean of student services at Nicholls State University, said the school made the switch after several semesters of student programs leading up to the cessation. “We’ve been smoke free for several years and it’s been working out very well,” Coulon said. “It’s much nicer for non-smokers.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18.9 percent of adults ages 18 to 24 in the U.S. smoke. The CDC reported that secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the United States among non-smokers.
The University’s smoking and tobacco use policies that went into effect in 2011 are designed to prevent non-smokers from being exposed to secondhand smoke by allowing smoking only in open areas 30 feet away from doorways. However, in June, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed Senate Bill 36, which mandates that all colleges and universities develop strict non-smoking policies by Aug. 1, 2014. International studies freshman Cooper Spivak said a tobacco ban on LSU’s campus it would be difficult to enforce. “It’s going to make something that shouldn’t be illegal, basically illegal,” Spivak said. “I’m going to have to leave campus to have a cigarette.” Coulon said she was sure there were a few students at Nicholls State who managed to sneak cigarettes every now and then, but
focused into research stations, where staff members can study results. A $1.26 million grant by the National Science Foundation enabled the installation of a new multipole wiggler, hardware that will increase the synchrotron’s magnetic field and allow the higher X-ray capacity. “It gives about 10 times as much light, and it also allows the energy of the X-ray to be much higher,” said CAMD Interim Director Richard Kurtz. “With the higher energy X-ray, [researchers] can better understand what the processers are in the Auger Electron Therapy for cancer.” According to Kurtz, users will begin working with the multipole wiggler this month, but the work stations to produce the
cancer research won’t be operational until December. “Everything has to be in very precise alignment — very carefully surveyed and aligned,” Kurtz said. “You have to be careful in engineering beamline components and experimental end stations so that everything fits properly.” Other projects in addition to cancer therapy research, ranging from energy and environment projects to protein crystallography studies, can now move forward with experiments thanks to the upgraded equipment, he said.
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Smoking on campus could be completely banned by next fall after Gov. Bobby Jindal mandated all colleges develop non-smoking policies on campus by Aug. 1, 2014.
overall there was little resistance to the ban. “It’s going to be hard on the smokers on campus, and inconvenience them greatly,”
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